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I give up


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Everyone is allowed a couple of these in a lifetime: some little personal epiphany that to others, no doubt, is the sort of thing that belongs on an inspiration poster with a basket of kittens and daisies. But the other night I was thinking about the idea of letting things go, and handing them over

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Hauerwas and How to Write a Theological Sentence


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I had the pleasure of chatting to the lovely Laurel Moffatt after this lecture by Stanley Hauerwas on How to Write a Theological Sentence the other evening. Her reflections are worth reading. (And she has also given me a gift, and a diagnosis, in the phrase l’esprit d’escalier. I loved this, from Wikipedia: “a sensitive

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Some blinks


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A Single Hope – Written by a single minister in South Africa. It’s long, very long, and I found it a wee bit hard to read in places because I wanted to add a little more punctuation, but it is worth a read. (Except for perhaps the end, where there’s a story of a retired

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A snafu


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In indexing this book I have come across the previously un-encountered word “snafu”. What kind of bubble have I been living in? Maybe my whole life has been a snafu and I didn’t know it. Here are some definitions (from here and here): a) a badly confused or ridiculously muddled situation Synonyms: snarl, bedlam, tumult, disarray,

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